Alex Witkowicz

Bio:

Alex is an American cinematographer and field producer focused on documentary and adventure filmmaking.

In 2018, he filmed the segments for three of the top ten CNN Heroes: 1, 2, 3.

Equal parts journalist and technician, Alex is as comfortable conducting interviews as he is lighting them. He operates with Sony and Canon cinema cameras, and is a licensed commercial drone operator.

He excels in unpredictable settings, and has produced work during civil unrest, inside hurricanes, operating rooms, prisons, wildlife blinds, and remote alpine environments. He has worked on television series, documentary films and breaking news. He has a background in action sports photography, and was trained as a newspaper photojournalist in Massachusetts at the beginning of his career.

He is a proficient outdoorsman and has skied first descents in Svalbard, scuba dived fjords in Iceland, mountain biked Western China, and climbed 35 of Colorado's 14,000' peaks.

He has worked as the MultiMedia Editor for Skiing Magazine, and was a founding partner of Gociety, a VC-funded outdoor adventure social network. Alex has been shooting professionally for 13 years.


CV & Full Credit List

Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA

Contact: 
AWitkowicz@gmail.com || 774-364-0010

Select Client List:
HBO Real Sports, CNN Heroes, Vice, PBS, Discovery, NBC Universal, Channel 4 UK, The Weather Channel, 60 Second Docs, Al Jazeera, Billboard, SPIN, Vevo, Jameson Whiskey, Warren Miller Entertainment, The Wall Street Journal, Barcroft Media, CarbonTV, Major League Soccer, ACLU, Oracle, GAIA, Complex, The Boston Globe, Comcast. 



Why Hire Me?

  • Adaptability: I can work as a one-man-band (self-shooting PD) managing sound, picture, and lighting, or I can build out a specialized crew for any given project.
  • Range: I bring to the table the ability to field produce and co-direct. Many of my assignments for news outlets involve only myself and a location producer, meaning that my responsibilities extend beyond just the camera.
  • Relationships: I have strong working relationships with producers, sound recordists, AC's, grips, composers, make up artists, rental houses, photographers, and other camera operators in the region that can be leveraged based on the needs of the project.

  • Experience: I've been shooting professionally for 15 years, and I bring with me a refined sense of artful storytelling and professionalism. 

Availability:

Please email, text, or call for current availability, rates, and production estimates.

 AWitkowicz@gmail.com || 774-364-0010



Certifications

S-130/S-190 Wildland Firefighter 

Hostile Environment Training (HEFAT) 

FAA Part 107 // Remote Pilot License

NOLS Wilderness First Aid 

Open Water Diver 

Dry Suit Diver 

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety

Adult CPR/AED 

4x4 Off Road Driving & Vehicle Recovery

International Experience:

Bolivia & Panama – 10 day shoot

Oaxaca, Mexico – 10 day shoot

Svalbard, Norway – 20 day shoot

Antigua, Guatemala – 10 day shoot

La Parva, Chile – 10 day shoot

Lake Louise, Canada – 7 day shoot

Professional Development

Multimedia Masterclass | MediaStorm | 2021

Documentary Masterclass | MasterClass | 2020

Steadicam | Maine Media Workshops | 2018

ASC Masterclass | Los Angeles | 2017

Feature Film Lighting | Maine Media Workshops | 2017

Spanish language | Weekly 2016-2018

Platypus Multimedia Workshops | 2010

Visual Reportage Workshops | Guatemala | 2010

SantaFe Workshops | 2009

New England School of Photography | Summer 2008


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